Harlow Place Board

Local professionals from across the private, public and voluntary sector make up the Harlow Place Board, which oversees the work of Discover Harlow, and sets both the vision and strategic direction of the organisation.

The current members of the board are:

  • Dr John Keddie – Former Head of Global Operations at GlaxoSmithKline (Chair)
  • Alyssa Upton – Regional HR Business Partner UK and Ireland at Arrow Electronics UK Ltd
  • Emma Knewstub – Company Director of Magnificent Stuff
  • Alex Rose-Parfitt – Engineering Director at Raytheon
  • Karen Spencer MBE – Principal and CEO of Harlow College
  • Brian Keane – Chief Executive of Harlow Council
  • Michael Beard – Head of External Community Engagement (Science Hub) Public Health England
  • Richard Taylor – Managing Director of Simpson Creative
  • Chris Greenhill – Company Director of Greenhill Consulting
  • Emma Vandore – Writer, journalist and Global Head of Content and Thought Leadership